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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 04-24-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By simonjb
SMG Help

I hope that some folks may be of help with my new car. I have done a fair amount of research and searches on the SMG topic.

I recently purchased a 2006 M3 SMG convertible with 7500 miles. As you...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-05-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By simonjb
Thats interesting. So instead of 18" with 45...

Thats interesting. So instead of 18" with 45 profile tires , I could go with 45 instead of 40 in side wall with my 19" rims ?. I wonder which would be better?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-04-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By simonjb
Need expert Wheel advice

I have a 2011 550ix m-sport.

I am thinking of changing the summer wheels and tires to 18' due to the bad roads where I live.

I have a set of winter tires that are 245/45/18 and are on Style 350...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-03-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 638
Posted By simonjb
19 " Wheels for 550ix M-sport?

Help...my car was feeling a bit rough at speed so I took it in for a wheel balance. Bottom line - I had 3 bent rims. Ugh. He showed them on the machine and 2 were very poor. 1 was average and 1 was...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-11-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,156
Posted By simonjb
New Brake pads already?

I just had my 15,000 mile oil service on my 550i.

A week later (after having to return to the dealer because the car was leaking oil - they didn't fit the oil filter correctly.....) a message...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-20-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By simonjb
Welcome to Connecticut :) Home of the...

Welcome to Connecticut :)

Home of the Goodyear bubbles......
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-16-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By simonjb
Tire Size

Thanks to all....

I think I will go for Michelins...but curious on tire size...I was thinking 245/45-18's - does this make sense on the 350 style......
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-15-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By simonjb
Winter Tires

I have searched the threads and seem to get lots of opinions on winter tires...thought I would try to see if there is a general consensus...

I have a 550ix that I have now put on summer...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-03-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,956
Posted By simonjb
So I ordered the 350 18" BMW wheels for my 550X...

So I ordered the 350 18" BMW wheels for my 550X M-Sport today. None in stock at all in the US - so must be ordered from Germany. Sounds like a few folks are already getting the wheels to be fitted...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-15-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By simonjb
No more POS Goodyear RFTs

Had my new Michelin Pilot SuperSports fitted Monday and I love them. Less raid noise and they stick like glue........yes, those wheels are heavy !
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-27-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By simonjb
some more photos....

Here is one out of three tires with bubbles....new tires arrive next week
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-26-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By simonjb
Yes- you will ! I have one tire with 3 bubbles...

Yes- you will ! I have one tire with 3 bubbles right now.....and another with 2. I have ordered the michelins and a conticomfort kit. In the fall I will order some 18" wheels and put winter tires on...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-25-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,753
Posted By simonjb
I just ordered my Michelin SS and they will...

I just ordered my Michelin SS and they will arrive Friday. I was not aware of any other specific changes required. The tires are the same size, just not AS RFT. Is something else required?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-25-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By simonjb
BMW response ! How helpful !

Dear Mr. Xxxxx

Thank you for contacting BMW of North America, LLC. *I was sorry to hear of your experience. *

The amount of safe driving your tires may be expected to provide is determined by a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-24-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By simonjb
Very good point. I will draft and sent tomorrow.

Very good point. I will draft and sent tomorrow.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-24-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By simonjb
Tires - again

I know, another rft complaint. On Saturday I hit a smallish bump that gave a small jolt but it wasn't a large one that you would cringe at. So sure enough, got home, walked around the car ( as I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-17-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,466
Posted By simonjb
I too have decided to order a set of 18" rims for...

I too have decided to order a set of 18" rims for winter use. I will change out the AST's for summer tires on the 19 " M-Sport Rims.

Question - in the summer or in the winter - could I use one of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-25-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,956
Posted By simonjb
Looks like my local dealers "discounted" price is...

Looks like my local dealers "discounted" price is $ 400 even. They list for $460. Looks like BMWParts.com is $ 369 a wheel, plus shipping. Total shipping for 4 wheels is $60 , so its $383 vs $400.
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-25-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,956
Posted By simonjb
Thanks. Could you help me understand the decision...

Thanks. Could you help me understand the decision between the 8" vs 9" ? I have M-Sport if that makes any difference.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-24-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,956
Posted By simonjb
I believe 45 profile. Also, my car is a 550ix...

I believe 45 profile. Also, my car is a 550ix with m-sport
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-24-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,956
Posted By simonjb
Buying 18" style 350 wheels

After a tough New England winter and tire bubbles and searching this forum, I have decided to buy a dedicated set of winter tires on 18" style 350 wheels. A few questions;

1) is the local BMW...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-24-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,147
Posted By simonjb
The Porsche 911 targa in a cool purple.

The Porsche 911 targa in a cool purple.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-22-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,820
Posted By simonjb
How do you like the ride on the 18" with the 350...

How do you like the ride on the 18" with the 350 rims? I have a m-sport 550ix and am thinking the same setup, mainly to avoid/minimize pothole damage?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-18-2011, 04:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By simonjb
About a week or so if you hit any size pothole

About a week or so if you hit any size pothole
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-17-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By simonjb
I am going with the conti all season regular and...

I am going with the conti all season regular and throw a spare in the trunk
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